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Location India, Rajasthan
Central coordinates 73o 12.00' East  24o 43.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 300 ha
Altitude 0
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society

Site description Sei Dam, on the River Sei, forms a large water reservoir used mainly for irrigation by the local tribal population. The reservoir serves as an important wintering ground for migratory birds. At the peak period of migration, congregations of more than 10,000 birds can be seen at the site. Moreover, the site falls in the belt of Gogunda-Pindwara Forests, which were once considered important breeding ground for the avifauna (Satish K. Sharma pers. comm. 2003). Due to human activities, this belt is quite disturbed, leaving only fragmented patches of natural forest. Seri Dam is around 90 km by road from Udaipur City on the Udaipur-Pindwara Road. Important flora around the Sei waterbody consists of Anogeissus latifolia, Boswellia serrata, Phoenix sylvestris, Sterculia urens, Mangifera indica, Syzygium heynianum, Butea monosperma, Ficus bengalensis and Vitex negundo.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Sarus Crane Antigone antigone resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-naped Tit Parus nuchalis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Green Avadavat Amandava formosa resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -
Artificial - aquatic   -
Shrubland   -
Rocky areas   -
Artificial - terrestrial   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
Notes: Tourism and recreation
water management -
Notes: Irrigation

Acknowledgements Key contributor: Satish K. Sharma.


BirdLife International (undated) Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Asia: Project briefing book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K. Unpublished.

Kulshreshtha, M. (2002) Important Wetlands of Rajasthan. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai and Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore. Unpublished.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sei Dam reservoir and surrounding environs. Downloaded from on 20/09/2014

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